There have been some crazy transfer fees paid for players in the last year paid for by all the new tv money ggoing into the Premier League, and Arsenal could have been a beneficiary if they had let Man City have Alexis Sanchez last summer, while Liverpool blew everyone else’s interest out of the water by signing Virgil van Dijk from Southampton this month.
But Pep has pulled out of the Alexis saga this month and a lot of rumours are saying that United have just thrown ridiculous wages at Sanchez to get him to change his mind but Pep refused to sound bitter about the deal. “I am not the guy with the mathematics, the numbers.” Guardiola said. “What I know right now is Alexis is still an Arsenal player. I think he is going to go to United so congratulations to both of them.
“In the end, the players and managers decide where they want to play. Good luck.
“My opinion of Alexis remains the same. It was a pleasure to be with him at Barcelona and he is going to decide to move onto another club.
“I wish him all the best.”
Not much controversy from the City manager then, but Klopp had something a bit more interesting to offer us. “I have nothing to say about the numbers,” said the Liverpool boss. “I could really create headlines, but I won’t.
“We’ve had our big transfer. Sanchez makes sense for pretty much every team in the world because he’s a very good player.”
So what do you reckon he could have told us? Were Liverpool in for him as well and offered ridiculous wages as well?
I think we should be told